Colossians 1:18
Modern Translations
New International Version
And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.

New Living Translation
Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is first in everything.

English Standard Version
And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.

Berean Study Bible
And He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and firstborn from among the dead, so that in all things He may have preeminence.

New American Standard Bible
He is also the head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.

NASB 1995
He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.

NASB 1977
He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything.

Amplified Bible
He is also the head [the life-source and leader] of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will occupy the first place [He will stand supreme and be preeminent] in everything.

Christian Standard Bible
He is also the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He is also the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He might come to have first place in everything.

Contemporary English Version
He is the head of his body, which is the church. He is the very beginning, the first to be raised from death, so that he would be above all others.

Good News Translation
He is the head of his body, the church; he is the source of the body's life. He is the first-born Son, who was raised from death, in order that he alone might have the first place in all things.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, the first to come back to life so that he would have first place in everything.

International Standard Version
He is also the head of the body, which is the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he himself might have first place in everything.

NET Bible
He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

New King James Version
And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

King James 2000 Bible
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

New Heart English Bible
He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

World English Bible
He is the head of the body, the assembly, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

American King James Version
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

American Standard Version
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

A Faithful Version
And He is the Head of the body, the church; Who is the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that in all things He Himself might hold the preeminence.

Darby Bible Translation
And he is the head of the body, the assembly; who is [the] beginning, firstborn from among the dead, that he might have the first place in all things:

English Revised Version
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; that in all things he may have the pre-eminence.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And hee is the head of the body of the Church: he is the beginning, and the first begotten of the dead, that in all thinges hee might haue the preeminence.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And he is the head of the body of the Churche: he is the begynnyng, the first borne of the dead, that in all thynges he myght haue the preeminence.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
And he is the heade of the body, namely, of the cogregacion: he is the begynnynge and first begotten from the deed, that in all thinges he mighte haue the preemynence.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
And he is the heed of the body that is to wit of the congregacion: he is the begynnynge and fyrst begotten of the deed that in all thynges he might have the preeminence.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And He is the head of the body—the Assembly—who is a beginning, a firstborn out of the dead, that He might become first in all [things] Himself,

Berean Literal Bible
And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, firstborn out from the dead, so that He might be holding preeminence in all things,

Young's Literal Translation
And himself is the head of the body -- the assembly -- who is a beginning, a first-born out of the dead, that he might become in all things -- himself -- first,

Smith's Literal Translation
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that he might be the first in all.

Literal Emphasis Translation
And He is the head of the body, the church; who is the beginning, firstborn from out of the dead, so that He may be holding preeminence in all;

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And he is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he may hold the primacy:

Catholic Public Domain Version
And he is the head of his body, the Church. He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, so that in all things he may hold primacy.

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he is The Head of the body which is the church, for he is The Head and The Firstborn from among the dead, that he would be Preeminent in everything,

Lamsa Bible
And he is the head of the body, the church: for he is the beginning, the firstfruits of the resurrection from the dead; that in all things he might be the first;

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
and he is the head of the body, the church: and he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in all things he might be preeminent;

Godbey New Testament
and himself is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the first begotten from the dead, in order that in all things himself may be preeminent:

Haweis New Testament
And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first begotten from the dead, that he might be in all things pre-eminent.

Mace New Testament
he himself is the head of the church, which is his body, he is the prince, the first-born from the dead, that in all things he might be chief.

Weymouth New Testament
Moreover He is the Head of His Body, the Church. He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from among the dead, in order that He Himself may in all things occupy the foremost place.

Worrell New Testament
And He is the Head of the body, the assembly; Who is the Beginning, the First-born from the dead, that in all things He may be preeminent;

Worsley New Testament
And He is the head of the body, which is the church: who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in all things He might have the pre-eminence.








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